Scientific name - Viburnum opulus L.
Popular names - calin, snowball, snowball bush.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Europe, grows spontaneously in the Netherlands, the soil rich in forests, and forest edge. Description - shrub, 1,3-3,5 m high; ritidom smooth, exfoliating in strips is, gray open from outside, brown-yellow on the inside, branched stem. Leaves opposite, 3-lobate, margin iregulat evening, the round or truncata, top acuminata, glabra on the upper face, lower face pubescent, dark green in summer, yellow-orange in autumn. CIMO inflorescences, greenish-white, 5-8 cm diameter. Fertile flowers are surrounded by larger sterile flowers, flowers are 17-18 mm diameter sterile and fertile flowers are 4-5 mm in diameter, Corola formed of 5 petals, 5 stamens united to the corolla tube and are arranged alternate with the petals. Blooms in May-June to July. Fruct Drupal, 12 mm in diameter, ovoid, red, contains a single seed.
Tolerances - adapts to dry soils, poor, and pollution in cities. Tolerates alkaline soils, and winds.
Requirements - exhibition sunny or semi-shade, moist soil, well drained.
Propagation - by seeds (autumn), or stem cuttings (summer).
Maintenance - mowing old branches each year.
Diseases and pests - aphids, termites, cockroaches (strains attacking couples).
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aureum' - new growth is yellow, the leaves are yellow to green. Grows slowly. Prefers a shaded poztie.
'Nanum' - worshipvar May branched and dense, grow to 45-60 cm high. Not much blooming, only isolated. 'Roseum' - inflorescences are frequent, occurring in April. Afidele can attack leaves and stems. Inflorescences are composed only of sterile flowers, not build. Resists temperatures (-1 ° C).
'Xanthocarpum' - yellow-gold fruit, persistent, become translucent after frost. Blooms in May.
Properties and Uses - can be used to form hedges or in groups.
Bark has diuretic properties, antispasmotice, tonic, astringent. It is used especially in periods of nerve during pregnancy.
Fruits containing vitamin C and are edible.
David MR Culbreth, Tables Drawings - Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology - Lea & Febiger, 1927
Michael A. Dirr - Viburnums - TimberPress, 2007
O. Phelps Brown - The Complete Herbalist, The People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies - Kessinger Publishing, 2004
Trees and shrubs
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.
Ailanthus altissima - cenuser, false castor
Ailanthus altissima - tree quickly ascending, with large pinnate leaves and terminal flower bouquets green-white.
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Lychnis coronaria - the king's beard, flower wedding
Herbaceous biennial. Stem erect, silvery-pubescent, simple or branched, 30-80 cm high. Basal leaves are petiolate, oblong-lanceolata, spatulate, 5-10 cm x 10-25 mm, margins entire, top acute, the caulinare are Sesi, oblong-ovata, Hirsute, 5.12 cm long. Blossom panic terminal peduncle 10 cm long
Erica canaliculata - shrub originating from South Africa, used as an ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Aquilegia fragrans - fragrant caldarea
Herbaceous perennial. Roots thin. Stem 30-100 cm tall, branched, slightly pubescent on the underside, becoming glandular-pubescent in the upper. Basal leaves bi or tri-Ternate, glauca, lobes 2-3-lobate, 1.5-4 x 1.5-4 cm, base cuneata, obovata, glabra green glauca and upper face, and pale green inside pubescent, hairy stalks.
Impatiens glandulifera - a species herbaceous annual. The genus name derives from the Latin 'impatient' = impatient, referring to the characteristic fruit to mature quickly open, releasing the seeds to great distances, and the specific name 'glandulifera' refers to small glands at the base of the petiole and foliar language .